SuperHornet wrote:Why the continued reference to a non-existent doctrine, Mark? There is ZERO in the Constitution about a separation between church and state. That merely comes from one line from a letter taken WAY out of context.
All we conservatives care about is the presence of Godly ideas in politics, not the enforcement of one faith group over another.
BTW, not all conservatives are voting Huckabee. I'm about as conservative as they come, yet I'd take McCain over Huckabee any day of the week because of all candidates in this campaign, only McCain is going to do anything to support the world's best Navy. I really wish the stinking media would quit this whitewashing of us as ALL for Huckabee. Now, I'd be happy with either. But McCain comes before Huckabee on MY list.
And there is nothing in the Constitution ABOUT God either...
There is the part in the Bill of Rights guaranteeing freedom of, and from religion. The "letter out of context" I think you are refering to is actually a treaty.
It is very clear that the Founding Fathers did not want an overly religious influence on the new Republic. People are free to be religious, but they did not want ANY religion guiding public policy, which is 100% correct.
Public Policy should be guided on what is best for the citizens of the United States.
God, The Bible, or "Godly Ideas", whatever that means, have no business influencing law, or public policy. If the best course for our country in a particular area happens to agree with a "Godly Idea", then great, it should not be reject on that account, either.
Of course, if you are dead set on Godly Ideas, you must first determine whose Godly Ideas you are going to use, and whose interpretation of such is best.